NC lawmaker claims troopers mistreated him during traffic stop

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Sunday, December 13, 2015
Representative Cecil Brockman
Representative Cecil Brockman
wtvd-Source: North Carolina General Assembly

ARCHDALE, N.C. (WTVD) -- A routine traffic stop had one North Carolina lawmaker claiming state troopers mistreated him.

WBTV reported that Representative Cecil Brockman (D-Guilford) was pulled over in Archdale, N.C. on Nov. 30 for not wearing his seatbelt.

When Trooper JD Allred asked for Brockman's registration, the state representative could not provide it. Two other officers assisted with the traffic stop.

Dash cam video shows the interaction between Brockman and the troopers. Brockman referenced his job title as he expressed his frustration.

"I just think it's amazing that you can really write a ticket to a state representative who was literally at the First Citizens Bank just to here and that you guys literally think that this is any type of; I don't know what you guys think this is doing," Brockman said.

Brockman was also heard telling Allred that he was angry and doubted he would have been ticketed if he were a white representative.

"I think if I was a white representative that you guys would've been like 'ok, sorry sir,'" Brockman was heard saying.

A trooper told Brockman race wasn't a factor in the traffic stop. Brockman responded that the stop was "excessive" and he deserved the same treatment as everyone else.

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